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No Petticoats Here: Award-winning singer, songwriter Louise Jordan tells the stories of inspirational women who challenged expectations

Dive into a world of drama, family shows, comedy, music and new writing at Oldham’s live@thelibrary summer season.

Oldham Libraries have a packed schedule with something for everyone at libraries across the borough from May to August.



Women picking tea on an estate near Srimangal, the town at the centre of Sylhet’s large tea industry.Photo by Tim Smith.Part of the exhibition River of Tea: From Bengal to Britain.

A new exhibition is coming to Oldham, telling the untold story of how our love for a cup of tea has helped shape […]

A Curious Turn at Oldham Art Gallery: Moving Mechanical Sculpture

A new touring exhibition curated by the Crafts Council comes to Gallery Oldham from July 8 to September 2.

A Curious Turn features 30 pieces of extraordinary automata, and is the first major review of its kind since 1992.

Automata are moving mechanical sculptures that are brought magically to life by sequences of cogs, […]

Follow the Thread exhibition celebrates Oldham’s industrial past 

A fascinating exhibition has launched at Gallery Oldham celebrating Oldham’s proud industrial past.

In 1865 Godai Tomoatsu, a student from the western Japanese island of Kyushu and agent of the Prince of Satsuma, secretly came to Oldham. At the time Oldham was the world’s greatest cotton mill town. Godai visited the famous Platt Brothers’ Works […]

Gallery Oldham Announces ‘The Oldham Open 2017’

Gallery Oldham is inviting local artists to submit work to the ever popular ‘Oldham Open’.

The exhibition – which will run from 22 September to 18 November – promises to be a visual feast, with the gallery welcoming work from local talent in a variety of media including drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, film […]

A Big Big exhibition at Gallery Oldham

Taking the camera out on the road.

The extraordinary Big Big Camera has been in the collections of Gallery Oldham for many years. Over the last two years artist and photographer Ian Beesley has been working to reuse this industrial relic and photograph the Oldham area in a whole new way. This new exhibition […]

Giant projections to light up Oldham Gallery

Oldham Council and Lets Go Global are inviting residents to help light up Oldham Gallery as part of the Big Digital Project.

The local authority’s Arts Development team and local artist Jonathan Lewis have been working with members of the public and with groups including Young Oldham Dance, Oldham’s Institute of Public Information, Oldham Theatre […]

The wonderful world of Rodney Peppé

Gallery Oldham latest exhibition explores the wonderful world of Rodney Peppe, a prolific artist, children’s author and maker of inventive toys and automata.

This humorous display, which runs from May 25 to September 14, represents Rodney’s creative life, from his early days as a graphic designer in London’s 1960s advertising world to his career as […]